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Monday Made It plus a giveaway


Yay .. Monday Made It! Please excuse my tardiness to my favorite linky party of the summer. It's the first time I'm linking up because quite frankly I've been enjoying the time off.  Instead of crafting, I've been floating on the lazy river! I promise I made up for it this week.

First off, I finally tried the new craze ( well.. to me) chalk paint. I had a friend who has been painting up a storm. She's painted so many cool pieces that I couldn't help but to try. I was intrigued so I came over with some unfinished frames. Now I'm hooked.  I can't wait to keep painting. The cool thing about chalk paint is you don't need to prime. It rarely requires any preparation, such as sanding or priming, and can be used indoors or outside, on just about any surface.  It can revitalize old furniture, walls, ceilings and floors with ease. It's easy, fun and ADDICTING. 


This is what I've painted so far... 
I found the cute bows at Hobby Lobby



Hoping this will help if displayed right by the turn in basket. Probably NOT ! UGH



My next Monday Made It was made by a dear friend. My husband is too busy in the summer to cut and sand shower board so I had some help with this one. I have a class set of boards but I'm LOVING this size. I know the students will too. They were made by using a ping pong racket as a stencil. 


One of the trainings I attended this summer was classroom discussions.  We were given a book called Classroom Discussions in Math. It was actually a great training and I learned some great techniques to hold math meetings. It was all about accountable talk and math talk moves. To help me incorporate this on a daily basis, I created some math talk question cards. There are 64 questions in all.  It is a great way to engage all students in meaningful math talk.  They were created with the Common Core Mathematical Practice Standards in mind. 






My last Monday Made It was helping my brother in law bottle tupelo honey which is the best honey in the WORLD. It's the only honey I will eat. I will be giving away a bottle of tupelo honey to one lucky winner. All you have to do is leave a comment for a chance to win. 


I can't wait to see the other crafts this week. It feels good to be back crafting. Thanks Tara!

Ok I'm so excited about finding this next site. Will share all about it next Monday. I have some fun plans for using these awesome images.
In the meantime this site is great for making tpt products and the images are only $1. 
Check out Dollar Photo 





 Dollar Photo Club

39 comments:

  1. I love those cards!! And I love chalk paint too. Just checking though, does it turn the painted area into a chalk board? Cause in New Zealand it does...
    Totally wish I could win the honey, but it's illegal to send honey to New Zealand (or bring it in in your luggage), so you can't pick me sorry :P
    Erin
    Learning to be awesome

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  2. Oh and by the way, until you've tried Manuka honey from New Zealand, you really haven't tried honey!! Come to New Zealand some day and I'll show you what you've been missing!!
    Erin
    Learning to be awesome

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  3. I love the little boards that you made. That is so perfect to use with in the classroom.

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  4. The cards are wonderful! I haven't tried the chalkboard paint yet but you are inspiring me.

    Julie
    Math is Elementary

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  5. Love love love the math boards and question cards. Miss Nelson never disappoints!

    ((Hugs))

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  6. Loving the chalk paint. I have painted to get that effect but not with that paint...it looks fab! Thanks for linking up:) Can't wait to hear more about that math:) The little boards are adorable! Too small for 4th graders but perfect for your littles:) Love:)
    4th Grade Frolics

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  7. P.S. did you paint the cross?!?! I must have one!
    4th Grade Frolics

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  8. Love your post this morning! I have never used chalk paint either....maybe I need to go out and get some now to try! Your frames turned out great. :) I'm super excited to check out your math product and look into that book. Thanks for sharing!! And that honey..... where do I sign up for a weekly delivery??? YUM YUM!!! Have a great week!
    Ana
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard

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  9. Love the cards. Now that my vacation has finally started, I want to try some chalk paint on some projects. Thanks for sharing!
    Learning in Bliss

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  10. I've got to try a chalk paint project!!! It has such a bee-utiful effect in the end. Thanks so much for the question stems!!! Yay! The honey looks amazing! Not sure your brother-in-law does it as a hobby or business, but if you need a source...I know of a great business owned by a high school classmate in Georgia.

    Debbi
    3rd Grade Pad

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  11. Chalk paint is the best! I have about 3 projects to do this summer with it....it's addicting but slightly on the expensive side so I'm using sample pots.

    This Old Art Room

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  12. I would love to read this book. It's been on my to-read list. I feel math whole/small group is an area I struggle in! This would be perfect!!

    Www.thecoffeecraftedteacher.com

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  13. I love all of these. Your Monday made it's inspire my tues, wed, thurs projects :)

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  14. The frames are beautiful! I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying your summer!!!
    Erin
    Short and Sassy Teacher

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  15. I have a set of paddle shaped whiteboards too- my kids call them the " 1 2 3 Show Me boards!" They are so great for a quick informal assessment.

    -Maria

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  16. I love honey! What is so different about this honey? I'm curious.

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  17. My father was a beekeeper, too, but here in Iowa it is clover honey. I just opened my last jar of his at Christmas...have never had to buy store bought honey before, so winning your brother's might stave me off for a while!

    tokyoshoes at hotmail dot com

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  18. I have heard so much about the chalk paint! I'm anxious to try it!!

    Bethany
    FabandFunin4th!

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  19. Everything you've done is so awesome! The frames are adorable, the hand-held whiteboards are so creative, and I'm loving your bee sign to go with your classroom! Thanks for sharing it all!
    Kelli
    Tales of a Teacher

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  20. I'm very intrigued by the chalk paint....I might need to try it soon. Math talk is a huge focus at my school, so your cards are perfect. Thank you for sharing them!
    The Traveling Teacher

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  21. I will have a second grade enrichment class this year so I am really interested in learning more about math meetings. I will have each group of second graders for a thirty minute session so I need ideas! Thanks for sharing your painting, too! That is definitely on my list of things to try!
    Carol
    Teachers Are Terrific!

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  22. Love all things you have made with the chalk paint. Can't wait to try it myself. My sister - in - law's introduced me to honey from a near by beekeeper. It is so much better than the store bought stuff :)

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  23. Hi there! Love your blog! I am on my way to the crafts store now to try out the chalk paint! Oh and I thought about your little bee sign with the Stop is your name on that? Perhaps if you put a special pen with the sign or a highlighter, your students will be more likely to want to have their name on their papers. Just a thought!

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  24. I just finished reading Classroom Discussions, so your math cards are PERFECT!! And free too?? Thank you sooo much!!

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  25. Mmm, honey! I created a freebie for today only, too! Go check out my blog to see it. I downloaded the cards and left feedback! I hope your reminder works! I'm going to do the highlighting thing this year...hope it helps!

    Lindsey
    Thriving in 3rd

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  26. I was just looking at fresh honey at the grocery store…didn't buy any though! Would love to win some! Love the math talk cards! Thanks!

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  27. Holy moly! I tried tupelo honey for the first time this year and I don't think I've ever loved something so much! Thanks for the math discussion cards too, they are awesome!

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  28. My husband loves to try every type of honey we can find. It's pretty awesome when you find a great one, isn't it? I understand you not wanting to have any other kind once you found one you truly love.

    And Annie Sloan chalk paint is just wonderful. It has changed my life.

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  29. I've missed your creations this summer! As always, everything is gorgeous! I can't believe you made those paddles! Amazing!

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  30. Oh awesome made-its! Those paddles are super cool and I love the colors of the frames :)

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

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  31. The ping-pong dry erase boards are fabulous & running to get a copy of the classroom discussion cards now! Thanks so much for such a great post :)
    -Ashlee
    TeacherWillRunforBooks

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  32. Your frames turned out great! Thanks for the discussion cards!

    Brandi
    Swinging for Success
    Follow me on Facebook!

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  33. This makes me miss you more today too. Only one more Monday Made It until we get to craft together all week long, every week until school starts back! Can't wait!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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  34. I love your frames, they turned out amazing! I'm curious about the cross too! Did you paint that??? Also, love the shape and size of the boards. Perfect for your kiddos!
    Wendy
    One Happy Teacher

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  35. What is tupelo honey? I'm intrigued...my fiancé LOVES honey.

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  36. I love the ping pong whiteboards! That is such a creative idea. I used Annie Sloan paint to paint my old dresser and loved the result.
    Jen
    Endeavors in Education

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  37. My husband is crazy about honey--this would be great to try!

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  38. Thanks so much for sharing all of your made its! I love the ping pong paddle whiteboards, and since I make wood crafts and have my own scroll saw--I can whip some of these up in my free time this summer. (I need another project--Ha!) The kids will love them! Your discussion question cards are great, too! If you would like a great discussion fan freebie, stop over to our (me and my fellow second grade teacher friend) brand-new guided math blog, Adventures in Guided Math. I will also make sure to share your bee reminder frame with Courtney--she also has a bee-themed classroom. Thanks again for sharing so many goodies!! :0)

    Smiles,
    Sarah

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